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Picture of the Day: Manhattan Now and Then

Ever wondered how New York used to look like before it was a city? The Manhatta project through 1999 – 2009 discovered that one of the world’s most build-up cities once used to be very rich in terms of landscapes and wildlife community  for thousands of years before Europeans arrived on the scene in 1609. The Welikia Project (2010 – 2013) goes beyond Manahattan to encompass the entire city, discover its original ecology and compare it to what we have today; they give a chance to anyone to walk in past through the map on their website. The Welikia Project also includes… Read more »

Sunset in New York City – Manhattanhenge 2013

Manhattanhenge stands for Manhattan Solstice – a circumstance which occurs twice a year, when the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. According to Neil deGrasse Tyson – the astrophysicist who basically founded this phenomenon:  What will future civilizations think of Manhattan Island when they dig it up and find a carefully laid out network of streets and avenues? Surely the grid would be presumed to have astronomical significance, just as we have found for the pre-historic circle of large vertical rocks known as Stonehenge, in the Salisbury Plain of England…. Read more »

Aerial Tilt-Shifts of New York City by Tim Sklyarov

This incredible set of tilt-shift aerial images of New York City, snapped by the city’s-based graphic designer and photographer Tim Sklyarov , gives us a real sense of just how many tall buildings are housed on the mighty Manhattan island, and the size of footprint Central Park occupies on it. Head over to his personal website to see the entire gallery. If you’re interested in a 24×36 canvas print of the image above, head over to Tim’s online store at 500px. You can also follow the graphic designer’s work on Flickr. SEE AlSO: New York City Skyline Welcomes the Highest Building in the Western Hemisphere [Images copyright Tim Sklyarov]

Mind-Bending Inception Maps of Manhattan

This is how a map should look like! The ability to be in a city and to see through it, is a superpower. London-based graphic design firm BERG London created these 3D, inception-like, maps of Manhattan, NY by curling up the landscape and eliminating the horizon. The posters, part of a set entitled Here & There, looking uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th, are created using a combination of city manipulations in modeling software. The prints have made their way into MOMA’s permanent collection, they are both three feet tall and two feet wide (90cm x 60cm), and are available to… Read more »

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of Lower Manhattan, New York

The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 2012 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices (located at Varick and Canal street) were left flooded and powerless (including their backup servers in New Jersey) and they only managed to get the latest issue out by setting up an improvised newsroom (with 32 editors, photo editors, designers, and production specialists squeezed around a conference-room table). All of this happened 72 hours before going… Read more »

Time-lapse Video of Patrick Vale Drawing the Manhattan Skyline

A stunning video made by UK-based illustrator and graphics artist Patrick Vale free-hand drawing the view of Lower Manhattan standing from the Empire State Building. The guy is insane!

Breathtaking Manhattan in Motion Time Lapse Video

A remarkable time lapse video posted earlier on Archdaily, by Mindrelic on Vimeo, capturing the fast pace of life on the stunning streets of Manhattan, New York. The maker spent a little over a month hotel hopping around Manhattan to shoot this time lapse. The reflection and refraction of lights and shadows on the high-rise buildings of the island are breathtaking. Check out more time lapse videos and more posts about New York. [Via ArchDaily]

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